Dr. Clara Rivera, MD

Dr. Clara Rivera, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 62
(3)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Clara Rivera, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Forest Hills, NY. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Read her story

11241 Queens Blvd Ste Llb

Forest Hills, NY 11375

Contact Information

(718) 261-1759

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 5 More

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Trigger Finger
high
more than 85% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
normal
more than 71% of peers
Trigger Finger Release
normal
more than 71% of peers

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Dr. Rivera's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rivera "Clara Rivera, MD is a board-certified surgeon specializing in both plastic surgery and hand surgery. She provides a variety of services to her patients including skin cancer removal, body contouring, trigger finger treatment, carpal tunnel surgery, breast reduction procedures, treatment for hand/wrist fractures, tummy tucks, and the removal of ganglion cysts. Dr. Rivera has over 35 years of experience and is well liked by her patients -- many of whom have given her positive reviews -- as well as her peers. Dr. Rivera looks forward to serving her patients who live in and around the Forest Hills, New York area. Dr. Rivera attended San Juan Bautista School of Medicine where she eventually received her medical degree in 1980. She completed two internships at Lincoln Hospital, the first in 1980 and the second in 1982. In 1985, Dr. Rivera completed her residency at Hurley Med Center. She also completed two Fellowships, the first at Carter's Med College in 1992. She completed her second Fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester in 1994, and she continues to maintain her board certifications by completing continuing education classes in her areas of specialization."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cleft Lip
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 11/16/2015
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: 11375
    State: New York
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • San Juan Bautista School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Lincoln Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Hurley Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Lincoln Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Carter's Med College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rivera has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Rivera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rivera to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews
Dr. Rivera's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Rivera accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthFirst
    ABCD HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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